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Chris Simms ranks Buccaneers QB Tom Brady No. 10 on Top 40 list

The NBC Sports analyst points out that at 43 years old, this is a pretty high ranking.

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Quarterback Tom Brady went to the Buccaneers last offseason and helped steer them to a Super Bowl Championship in his first year under center. He did so without a proper offseason program and holding his own workouts with his new teammates. Oh, and he also struggled with the playbook throughout 2020.

Those challenges weren’t enough to deter the future Hall of Famer from last season’s success, nor was it enough to deter analysts from giving him more accolades. NBC Sports analyst and former Bucs quarterback Chris Simms acknowledges Brady’s performance last season and ranked him 10th on his Top 40 quarterbacks list.

Now, many may feel this is a knock on Brady. But Simms notes in his reasoning that he takes a lot of factors into account for how he ranks his list of top quarterbacks: age, how many wins will they add on an average team, leadership qualities, etc. Simms feels that at 43 years old, Brady cracking the Top 10 is a really good thing and says the Tampa Bay signal caller threw the ball as good as he has ever thrown the ball in his first season with the Buccaneers compared to previous seasons.

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